Student & Alumni Features

Grassroots Campaign Propels Allegheny College Student to Borough Council Seat

Morgan Boyd’s campaign for New Wilmington Borough Council was “as grassroots as it gets,” he said. “It was me and a picket sign,” the 19-year-old Allegheny College student said. And a lot of walking, talking and listening. Running as an independent, Boyd collected the most votes — 241 — in the five-person race for four […] Read More

Orchesis: A Peek Behind the Curtain

Orchesis Dance Company has been performing its annual shows for years, and the group has grown from a small company into more than 100 members per year. The production is now an autumn tradition on the Allegheny campus, one of the most attended events each year. But what the audience doesn’t see is the months […] Read More

Hollings Scholarship Recipients

Two Allegheny College Students Awarded NOAA Hollings Scholarships

Allegheny College juniors Megan Hazlett and Allyson Wood have been awarded Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarships by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The competitive scholarships include two years of tuition support and paid 10-week summer internships to conduct research, resource management or education projects while working with a NOAA mentor. Hazlett and Wood are […] Read More

Two Allegheny Alumni Hold Prestigious Stegner Fellowships

Having one graduate serving as a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University is worth mentioning. But having two from Allegheny College holding those creative writing fellowships at the same time is cause for celebration. Allegheny alumni Graham Barnhart ’07 and William Brewer ’11 both currently hold Stegner Fellowships, named for the late Wallace Stegner, founder of […] Read More

Allegheny Boasts Three Sets of Gridiron Brothers

On the practice field and the playing field, Allegheny football in the 2017 season has a family flair. Three sets of brothers are wearing the Gators’ blue and gold: The Lees, the Antinozzis and the Ballas Logan Lee is the Gators’ junior quarterback and is a three-year starter. He currently ranks in the top three […] Read More

10 Autumn Activities You Won’t Want to Miss at Allegheny (and Close By)

Summer has sailed away, and winter is coming. But don’t despair — autumn is awesome at Allegheny. Check out a few of our favorite fall activities:

How Nice to See You Again, Mr. Nash

Not many people get to relive signature moments in their lives. But Cal Claypool Armistead ’80 was lucky enough to do just that. As a senior at Allegheny, she interviewed future Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Graham Nash when he came to perform in concert on the Meadville campus. She got to do it […] Read More

Allegheny Professor Shares His Fulbright Experience

Eric Pallant photographed his share of sheep, rustic stonewalls, and vintage waterwheels during the spring 2017 semester which he spent in the United Kingdom as part of the Fulbright educational exchange program. Pallant, the Christine Scott Nelson Professor of Environmental Sustainability and chair of the Department of Environmental Science at Allegheny College, also taught students […] Read More

Silas Garrison

Student-Athlete Silas Garrison Brings “Great Promise and Endless Potential”

On a January evening, Silas Garrison ’20 stood before 150 people at Meadville’s 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Fellowship Dinner, captivating them as he expounded on five of Dr. King’s quotes. Garrison, a broad-shouldered football player, spoke at the annual event with a practiced ease that seemed at odds with his youth. […] Read More

Outing Club trip

Allegheny’s Outing Club Has a Rich History of Trekking

The Allegheny College Outing Club is among the six oldest collegiate outing clubs in the nation, joining with 13 other groups to form the Intercollegiate Outing Club Association in 1932. Allegheny’s Outing Club was founded in 1928 by Cora LeRoy, women’s physical education instructor, at a time when there was a push to expand women’s […] Read More